Sat. Oct 1st, 2022
A FORMER Bake Off contestant has spilled the beans on what to look out for to predict who will win from the first WEEK of competition.

Selasi Gbormittah shot to fame on the seventh series of the programme in 2016 when it appeared on the BBC.

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Selasi has given his tip on how contestants know who will win[/caption]

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The star is looking for technical ability in the new round of bakers[/caption]

Selasi, 36, was adored by fans during his series – who had pipped him to win due to his cool-as-a-cucumber nature in the Bake Off tent.

Despite leaving in the ninth week of competition, the star has lifted the lid on what makes for a winner of the competition.

He revealed it’s easy to spot who will do well even in the first week – and it’s all about their technical “knowledge” of baking.

The former star suggested that those who will do best in the competition can handle the technical challenge in week one.

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Selasi exclusively told The Sun: “It is very early on now, very early – but the promising bakers for me would be Sandro, Janusz and Syabira.

“They have got the knowledge and did well in the three challenges.”

Syabira came first in the technical red velvet cake challenge in week one, perfecting the cake without a full recipe.

Janusz impressed with his mini sandwich cakes – as well as the constructed cake of his childhood home, before being crowned star baker.

While Sandro – who fans have already been gushing over his good looks – also impressed the judges with his baking knowledge as he whipped up stunning rose-planter chocolate cakes.

“You never truly know, because it’s week one, and nerves can play a part in a all of this for an informed decision,” Selasi concluded.


It comes after Selasi revealed how the show prepares the bakers for fame AND trolls by schooling them about social media.

Speaking exclusively to The Sun about his experience, Selasi said: “I really did not know what to expect.

“But I think what Love Productions are really good at is that they prepped all of us, to expect anything, you know, from people loving you, to all the media that can be quite intrusive, and the public and social media.”

Before taking part in the competition the contestants travelled to the capital to be given a debrief on how to cope with wanted AND unwanted attention from viewers.

He added: “We would have meetings in central London, the bakers would meet someone from Love Productions and they would talk to us about how to manage that, what to expect, and they were there for us if you need to talk.”

When Selasi took part in the show he would also receive a call from someone asking how he was feeling following on from when each instalment aired.

“After every episode that’s filmed, again, I don’t know if they still do this now, but they would call each baker,” the reality star explained.

“We don’t see the edits. We will see everything as the public has seen it on TV.

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“So they will call you after every episode to ask you ‘how did you find it?’ Basically asked you about your thoughts on the episode and how you think you came across.

“We filmed all day, it’s probably eight to nine hour days. Then they have to compress that into like an hour and so there is so much that is taken out from eight hours of filming.

“So they need to obviously make sure you’re okay and everything is fine.”

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